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A játékról

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is an adventure game in the steampunk genre. It is a detective drama featuring action elements such espionage, monster battles and even hang-gliding!
A continuing string of strange earthquakes are causing the world’s cities to crumble to ruin. Dr. Ambrose Ink—one of the foremost minds of the technological revolution—hopes to expose the underlying cause of this supernatural phenomenon.
His research leads him to Hochwald, a town nestled high in the mountains near the mysterious Barber family castle. Yet, shortly after arriving at the estate, Dr. Ink disappears.
It’s up to Dr. Ink’s longtime friend and confidante, Agent Evangeline Glass to save Dr. Ink and reveal what is causing the earthquakes. With only a mechanical raven to guide her, she must storm the well-secured castle and face the General Engineer of Gottland.
Agent Glass soon realizes that humans are not the only threat during these strange, revolutionary times…

Features

  • Sneak into Hochwald Castle as Dr. Ink, alongside his faithful companion Matthew
  • Rich, unique steampunk setting
  • Mechanical crow Matthew is player’s sidekick
  • 31 (38 in CE ) beautiful, hand-drawn locations
  • Thrilling detective story with action elements
  • Diverse adventure gameplay: flying on glider, impersonating a soldier, defeating mechanical creatures
  • 30+ hidden steambugs to find
  • 9 achievements to unlock
  • Additional materials: concept art, wallpapers and a stunning soundtrack
  • Bonus adventure (“Ink’s Story”) is a prequel to the main one

Rendszerkövetelmények

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processzor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memória: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafika: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Verzió: 9.0
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processzor: 2 GHz
    • Memória: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafika: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Verzió: 9.0
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: 10.6.8
    • Processzor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memória: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafika: 128 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: 10.6.8
    • Processzor: 2 GHz
    • Memória: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafika: 256 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processzor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memória: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafika: 128 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processzor: 2 GHz
    • Memória: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafika: 256 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
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35 emberből 33 (94%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
4.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. szeptember 6.
I have to admit that Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink went and snatched the first place in my favorite Artifex Mundi games so far. I wonder why I haven't played this earlier. I knew I was getting myself a satisfactory HOG when I bought this, but I had no idea that I'll be having this grand a deal in HOG genre!

In a fictional steampunk version of 1700 Prussia, we take the role of Evangeline Glass; Dr. Ink's protégé and engineer extraordinaire. We hit the road to meet with the good doctor in Hochwald, part of Habsburg Monarchy at the time, on a letter that we receive from him earlier. Dr. Ink has been making a research on the alarmingly raising number of earthquakes that were dominating the area. He claims that he has proof that a corruption in local authority is responsible: General Engineer is abusing a dangerous machine to create these earthquakes and he should be stopped at once!

At this point, we all know what kind of game that we should be expecting from Artifex Mundi: beautiful artwork, genuine animations, charming setting, and a curious story. Above all our common expectations, Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink covers a narration and a period so dark, yet envelops it with fair music and an atmosphere straight out of fables. The marriage of Austrian culture with Enlightenment science gives birth to this amazing game. As a personal favorite, I couldn't avoid to mention the puzzle of Saints during the bonus chapter, which is a direct example of this marriage. Did I mention the artwork? I know I'm trying my chance, but even the achievements interface itself is an artwork, made of stain glass!

Gameplay is ordinary, yet the adventure elements of assembling machines are fairly imaginative. There aren't many HOG scenes, rather FROG - fragmented object game - scenes dominating this particular game. There is little to no backtracking, and a full functioning map. Puzzles are the kind that we are used to by now. As a change, in this particular adventure, we have the luxury of utilizing Matthew, a mechanical crow that we send out to gather items out of our reach, which spices the gameplay a bit up. We are also entitled to enjoy a bonus chapter at the end, to experience Dr. Ink's short adventure before Evangeline's arrival. The game is pretty short, being 5 hours or so with the bonus chapter.

Once I've completed the bonus chapter, I wholeheartedly wished there would be a series of Clockwork Tales games. I usually prefer downright fantasy or at least mythological elements in storylines, but Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is an elegant exception that I'll let myself be enthusiastic about. As a side note, I'm in love with the steam machine crow named Matthew!

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8 emberből 8 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
9.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. augusztus 13.
The good: Enjoyable ambient sounds, voices, and music. Has a fairly good art style; more light fantasy steampunk for most of the game (as opposed to some of the dark gritty steampunk types you can find). You can turn the visual hints for puzzles on or off depending on the difficulty. Some of the puzzles are challenging, and the hidden objects puzzles are fun (although on the easy side).

The bad: It's rather short (I have 10 hours on record, but most of that is because I walked off to get lunch and stayed away from my computer and forgot to exit out of the game). The game takes certain tools out of your inventory once you use them; I guess it's not uncommon with this type of game, but I find it really annoying when I have to go hunt down another tool to do a job when I just had one that could have worked and it was taken away because reasons.

General info: Gameplay is a linear point-and-click story with logic/hidden object puzzles thrown in every so often. The story is a little cliché, but otherwise ok.

Overall: If you like point-and-click puzzlers or hidden object games, this is a fun little afternoon jaunt; I would recommend it.
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8 emberből 8 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
6.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. december 21.
Evangeline Glass is called by her friend, Dr. Ink, to the city of Hochwald, after a series of earthquakes threatening the region are detected. Unfortunately for her, he disappeared and Evangeline must face an enemy set to conquer the world!

Clockwork Tales is for me perhaps one of the weakest games produced by Artifex Mundi. Yeah, true, the plot is enjoyable and I don't mind the steampunk world, rarely visited in HO. But it doesn't have the same magic that goes with the other titles.

However, the gameplay is still the same: puzzles, hidden objects, etc.. Here, you'll have also a little companion, a mechanical bird, that can find stuff out of your reach. It's a nice addition.

What I loved the most in the game is the soldier's design. I loved the uniform, maybe because it's kinda making me think to Darth Vader or the Combines. But what is also fresh in this game is that the city isn't a big steampunk town but a little village in a snowy mountain. Besides, you'll also visit a castle, so, it's maybe a steampunk world but you're not drowning in it.

Anyway, as any AM's game, this one can be bought eyes closed. Given the number of times it has been in a bundle, I suggest you to wait for one of them if you don't really want to buy it at 8 bucks.
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6 emberből 6 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
5.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. augusztus 29.
"Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink" is one of Artifex Mundi's best casual adventure Hidden Object Games (HOGs). The story is quite good (especially for a HOG) and the voice acting is actually good too (only some of the peasants with their single line to say are cringe-inducing). The graphics are good and the puzzles OK. My only real complaint about the puzzles is that very few of them are actual HOGs. Most are Fragmented Object Games (FROGs). It took me about four hours to complete the main game and another hour for the Bonus Chapter. So, five hours of good gameplay to get 100% Achievements.

I'm definitely recommending this game. But, I'd suggest waiting for a sale. If you can find it for around $5, spring for it.
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4 emberből 4 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
5.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. december 15.
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink, another gem designed by Hidden Object Games (HOG) masters, Artifex Mundi, offers a lot of story at a reasonable enough pace. The game can be completed in under 5 hours, on expert mode, so it's not too demanding where you can't still play it casually. Does that even make sense...?

The story begins in a small town known as Hochwald - presumably somewhere in Germany. While a once peaceful town, you will quickly find that that is the case no more. Agent Evangelie Glass is summoned by her friend and mentor, Dr. Ink, who is on a mission to uncover the mysterious secrets of the Barber family. Hochwald has, ultimately, been plagued by increasingly powerful tremors, and Dr. Ink has landed himself in trouble by attempting to sabotage "master inventor Barber", the latter of whom does not have the town in his best interest. With the help of a little mechanical bird, named Matthew, do you have what it takes to thwart Barber's evil plans?

Pros
+ If you're into them, achievements are very easy to obtain
+ The graphics are easily some of the best that I have seen for a HOG
+ The way the story is laid out is good. It is paced evenly and nothing was rushed
+ Voice acting was done extremely well - one of them did make me go, "really?", however
+ Hopefully you don't find the puzzles to difficult. On average, they probably took me about 3 minutes to do. However... (continued in neutral)
+ Play with the music and sound on - do as they recommend; it is amazing and you can tell that they really put in a lot of effort to create a good audio experience for the player

Neutral
± ... one of the puzzles was giving me trouble and I couldn't get past it for a good 20 minutes. Lack of instructions wasn't too helpful (no kidding), but I eventually got through it

Con
- The game is extremely short. Even after playing the 2nd half of the game - Ink's Story - I still ended up with a completion time of under 4 hours. So I would recommend only getting this game once it's bundled or under $2.00
- I know this is steampunk, but some of the items felt really out of place, especially for the time period. It's like they attempted to fit the 1600s in with some 2010 elements. I can't remember what item I saw (it was during a hidden object scene), but it made me question the time frame; there were actually a few items

While on your mission to save Dr. Ink and the whole town from thheir demise, you will uncover a beautifully told story, wonderful adventures, and stunning graphics. Give it a good go, and Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink will most definitely not disappoint.

Overall:
8/10
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